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Undernutrition rampant in urban Sub-Saharan Africa
by Calvin Otieno
- A programme is facilitating local assessment of undernutrition
- It provides a platform for key actors to identify and address undernutrition
- An expert cites limited funding as a challenge to tackling urban undernutrition
A programme is helping address undernutrition — insufficient quantity and quality of food intake by a person — in Sub-Saharan Africa through creation of a local platform to assess and discuss challenges.
According to UNICEF, about 28 percent of children in Sub-Saharan Africa are underweight. But experts say existing nutrition assessment such as household economy approach face challenges such as lack of in-depth assessments and situational analyses.
To help address these challenges, Action Against Hunger (AFC), a humanitarian non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in France has developed a programme called Link Nutrition Casual Analysis (Link NCA).
“Urban malnutrition has evaded policymakers and researchers…
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